More highly female-biased sex ratio in the fig wasp,Blastophaga nipponica Grandi (Agaonidae)

Abstract

The sex ratio of the pollinator fig wasp,Blastophaga nipponica Grandi (Agaonidae), was examined in an experiment manipulating the number of foundresses. The sex ratio ofB. nipponica was conditional on the number of foundresses and corresponded to the qualitative prediction of the local mate competition (LMC) theory that the proportion of males increases as… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02763409

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